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CitizenGo petition re Charlie Gard

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Lightlovelife Tue 11-Jul-17 08:31:31

I received an email thanking me for signing this petition. I most certainly did not.
I have come across two other Mumsnetters in the same position. Are there any others?
I have emailed them to complain and asked for my name to be removed but they say a reply can take several days.
I believe this is the petition they will hand to Theresa May, and I wonder how many other false signatories there are.
I am spitting feathers.

Lightlovelife Tue 11-Jul-17 09:21:01

Does anyone know if there is someone you can report this to? Parliament has a Petitions Committee, but they only seem to deal with petitions sent from the Government petitions page.

smilingmind Tue 11-Jul-17 14:56:56

I will spit feathers with you about also receiving an email thanking me for signing.
Have also posted on Charlie Gard Case 4 thread about this.
Possibly might be a good idea to change the thread title so it's clear it's not just asking people to sign.
I have contacted GOSH, the Guardian and Independent.
Don't expect much so other ideas would be great.
How about emailing TMay ?

TinselTwins Tue 11-Jul-17 15:00:23

This is scary for lots of reasons

I know someone who has had a petition they signed years previously used agaisnt them & had a visa application turned down

I think you should speak to your MP about this and ask them to question the validity of this petition and ask them to prompt an investigation into the organisers

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 11-Jul-17 15:02:20

Definitely change the title of this thread. I also assumed it was to sign a petition and nearly didn't click.

TinselTwins Tue 11-Jul-17 15:04:03

I just checked my "junk" email account which I use for things like petitions. I found an email from thanking me for signing a petition last month (not CG related). I definitely didn't sign this petition. I am very careful (for reasons I posted below) to only put my name to occasional non contentious petitions and this one was quite political!

Lightlovelife Tue 11-Jul-17 16:14:29

TinselTwins I have done just that and came on Mumsnet to tell smilingmind as I read on the other thread what action she had taken.
My MP, Tom Pursglove, likes to write letters and say things in the House, so I am hoping he will at least point me in the right direction. I told him I had come across several people who had had the same experience (didn't mention Mumsnet).
I am still fuming.
Will try to change the title.

Lightlovelife Tue 11-Jul-17 16:20:43

Have reported to Mumsnet hoping they will change the title

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